In my last post I gave you the advice to take time off. So that you could get away from your grief, from the overwhelm of your feelings by going on a vacation that could be an hour, a day, or even a week.
I still stand to the notion that you might want to start to add activities to your day that nurture you, that uplift your soul and make you smile.
You might have thought that this is difficult. You are right. Stepping away from your grief consciously is hard - even for just a moment.
My vacation lead me to Switzerland. I was stepping away from my everyday responsibilities but little did I know about my own feelings.
When I arrived in Switzerland I felt being pulled into my grief. There are too many places that are filled with memories of my mother. I was surprised how those feelings just flooded towards me.
So much for stepping away. (smile)
It was important to me to follow these feelings and to talk about my mother with relatives and friends.
The biggest healing part for me was a boat trip up the Lake of Zurich. To the island where we had celebrated my mother’s life and scattered her ashes into the lake like she had wished.
It was one of this wonderful clear days with the mountains visible at the horizon and the sun beaming.
I was glad to be alone on this trip with my mother residing inside my heart. She had always loved boat trips on the lake.
Yes, stepping away from your grief is hard although by doing it you connect with your resilience. You connect with your life force that is deeply embedded in you and wants to be nurtured to show itself.
What is an activity or place that helps you?
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to find a clear answer.
Take good care,